14. December 2018 - 16:00 till 19:00
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One Can CAN | Friday, 14. December 2018

Firstly......you DO NOT have to attend an actual EVENT!

The idea.......’One Can Can’ began like this
In our local paper in mid 2015 there was an article about families needing emergency food relief in Wodonga.
Uniting Care helped 1 in 12 households in Wodonga last year.
I’m part of this community and sometimes it seems hard to know how to help,
I could certainly spare 1 can of food a week .....a tin of spaghetti at Aldi is just .79c
But would it really make a difference?
I got thinking, I bet it would if we all did it!
So One Can Can was started by me on 19th October 2015 and in just 9 weeks through to Xmas we managed to donate a total of 1728 items, in 2016 we donated 7901 items, what an incredible effort!
One Can Can continues in 2017, why don't YOU get on board.
This is my community, do you care like me..... but wonder what you can do to help? Like me, you probably wouldn’t drop just 1 single can to Uniting Care Emergency Relief.
The idea is simple we band together and donate 1 can once a week, imagine what a difference this would make!
It’s SO simple, you give the can to me (via a drop off point) and I will drop them in bulk once a week to Uniting Care Emergency Relief in Wodonga.

Do you want to get on board? It’s easy, accept this invite.
Why not get a +1 maybe a friend, your mum/dad, son or daughter.
  • It’s tough going but we Can Do it, 302 rolls down only 198 to go....come on team!! We can smash our 500 target I’m sure of it.
  • 150 toilet rolls....on our way to our target of 500! Keep them coming team.
  • I’m so thrilled to have the team at Albury Integrated Health supporting One Can, they are a new drop off point for 2018. You will find them at 663 Pemberton Street Albury.
  • Looking forward to talking ‘One Can’ on ABC radio tomorrow morning 7.15am with Joseph Thomsen
  • 500 rolls in 5 weeks....that’s our challenge! If only they grew on trees.....next best thing get a team of Can Doers to chip in, we Can Do It.
  • 500 rolls in 5 weeks, we can do it! The Centre no longer has funding to purchase toilet rolls, things are tight with each family only being provided with one roll no matter how many family members.....Can Do Team Let’s jump into action and help out. So if you’re able buy a pack or even if you can spare a roll just pop it in a plastic bag......like every can counts so to does every roll.
  • I’m back on deck and it’s time to kick off the new year and get those cans rolling in, we start tomorrow, 5th Feb! I’ve been to the centre and they need tins of spaghetti, baked beans and tin fruit and are desperate for toilet rolls so apart from cans our first challenge is toilet rolls ....see the next post for more details.
  • One Can is ’taking a break’ we will start back up on 5th Feb 2018. Put your feet up.....that’s my plan.
  • My Christmas wishes and personal thanks to each and everyone of you for your continued generosity. From humble beginnings in 2015 our One Can movement is beyond a doubt making a difference right here in Wodonga. In 2017 we have exceeded the 10,000 items mark, we gave a total of 12,558 items to Emergency Food Relief......wow wow wow! Since 2015 we have given ....wait for it.......22,187 items, can you believe it? You may sometimes wonder if your one donation is really worthwhile, I’m here to tell you it ABSOLUTELY IS! So in 2018 I hope you all remain a part of the team and consider asking a +1, a friend, a relative a co-worker, a neighbour. Small actions x lots of people = big results So let’s get more people on our little team. I'm so passionate about what we are doing and the difference we can make, One Can will continue in 2018, we will take a break now and restart on 5th February 2018....get ready! Should you wish to keep donating during January all drop offs points except Wodonga Primary are still operating. May the spirit of Christmas bring you peace, The gladness of Christmas give you hope; and The warmth of Christmas grant you love. Merry Christmas to you all.
  • Hi team, I’ve just updated the event date to 2018 now that this year is a wrap. Remember you don’t have to actually attend an ‘event’ it’s just easier this way for me to track how many are in our team. I will post our final tally over the weekend....stay tuned. Look forward to another great year in 2018.
  • Did someone say Juice? Oh it was me!! It’s our last week of One Can for the year before I take a well deserved break....but I’m putting the call out for Juice (bottles or tetra) to be used at the Xmas lunch that Uniting put on for people on the border doing it tough or alone this chrissy. So if you want to chip in something extra this week Juice would be greatly appreciated (as always One Can is just fine too).
  • Big thanks to Linda Delarue and her hubby Matt and Voret Castillo for all their help this morning with Troppie, Trailer and people power we have delivered 2375 cans from Wodonga Primary to the Emergency Food Relief Centre in Wodonga.....and boy were they thrilled!
  • Can anyone help me collect a whole lot (2375) of cans from Wodonga Primary School? I wonder if anyone has a van or may know someone with a van that could possibly assist? I would be very grateful......the school has done so well now I need to get the cans from there to the Emergency Food Relief Centre in Wodonga. I’m thinking Monday during the day or straight after school. Please post a comment if you can help.
  • The Wodonga Federation Schools have finished their One Can collections and the figures are starting to come in. Stay tuned to hear the incredible tallies and remarkable achievements of the schools, their participation is testament to the community spirit alive and well right here in Wodonga. 2375 cans Wodonga Primary School 270 cans Melrose Primary School 250 cans Wodonga West Primary School ......more to come
  • Next challenge: 100 mini bottles of Shampoo & Conditioner. This should be easy, do you have any of those little hotel bottles stashed away? Donate them today, won’t cost you a cent but will certainly help someone else in need. As always no obligation to participate in the challenge, One Can is always enough.
  • 160 pieces of soap dropped off to the Emergency Food Relief Centre yesterday, the volunteers, Kylie, Ashley & Tony were very happy to receive these supplies from me. Thanks Can Doer’s we did it again!
  • Wow!!! Wow!!! Check out what Wodonga Primary has achieved so far..... I am almost speechless (surprising I know!), the total is incredible.
  • How impressive is this 6LO leading the One Can Challenge at Wodonga Primary School......they could be hard to beat. Well done kids I am super impressed with your commitment to One Can.
  • One Can makes the Border Mail check it out! 9 Wodonga schools get behind One Can for a one week CAN do CAN drive. I am so proud of what One Can has achieved in only 2 years and so thrilled to have the schools on board supporting our community one can at a time. Stay tuned to hear how they go.....I have a feeling the numbers are going to be BIG very BIG. No kids at school? Why not get some friends or work colleagues together and create a can stack in the lead up to Xmas, every CAN counts.
  • Our soap tally is in....160 pieces, well done team, we totally soaped it up.....didn’t make the 200 target but a terrific result!
  • So many different drop off points to make it easy for you to contribute to the One Can CAN effort.
  • Stay tuned, the soap will be tallied up tonight. Thankyou to everyone who chipped in for this challenge.
  • Uh oh we are a long way from 200, this stash is 52 pieces...CAN you throw some soap in your trolley this week? It’s cheap as chips and in short supply at the Emergency Food Relief Centre. Let’s see if we can hit the target by the end of the week.
  • Keep the soap coming team! We are aiming for 200 pieces by the end of the week. Big thanks to the lovely Susan for this donation of Body Shop soaps.